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Delia Cannings

Chair and Director
Chair, British Cleaning Council, National Lead for Education and Training for the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp)
Delia Cannings is a cleaning, environmental and hygiene professional with a career spanning over 40 years of knowledge, skills and experience of health, hygiene and safety matters, including in the NHS and the private and public sectors. Delia was elected BCC Chair in 2023 and is also National Lead for Education and Training for the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp) and examiner for the Cleaning Science Degree programmes with Northampton University. She was actively involved in the development of, and contributed to, the NHS National Standards in Healthcare Cleanliness, the National Apprenticeship for Healthcare Cleaning, the Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship and the Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK report. Delia is a recipient of the Queens Anniversary Prize for her contribution to Education and Training within the Cleaning Industry. Delia is the founder and owner of a successful training and development business, Environmental Excellence Training and Development Ltd.
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Philip Morrish

Past Master Emeritus of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC)
Philip Morrish, Chartered MCSI, is a Founder and Director of Safer Space, a cleaning and hygiene accreditation and certification business that has a sensor for process independent auditing purposes. He is also a Past Master Emeritus of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC). Prior to establishing Safer Space, his career was in investment banking where his UK chemical industry research team were consistently ranked #1. In addition, he was a #1 ranked waste management analyst. Phil co-founded Cogency Chemical Consultants that provided due diligence advice to private equity and their corporate lenders.

Allison Ogden-Newton OBE

Council member
Managing director of Keep Britain Tidy
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Chris James

Council member

Chris James, BSc (hons), PGCE, PGCPM, MA (Ed), FBICSc, FCMI, FCIWM, (CIWM) MROCC, has been involved with environmental science and cleaning education and development for over 30 years. He is a biologist and environmentalist with a passion for cleaning science environmental science and sustainability. His driving ambition through education and training is to open the eyes of cleaning industry staff to the environmental issues they face, and the part they can play in reducing the impact of cleaning on the environment. He has worked for colleges of FE, universities, national training organisations, sector skills councils and a number of awarding organisations including the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). He has published a number of technical books and was a member of the Government advisory panel on adult literacy, numeracy and employability. In 2008 he conceived, wrote and directed the WorldsSkills UK Team Clean Challenge for Euroskills in which the UK cleaning team won four gold medals.
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Ian Andrew

Council member
Chief Executive. British Pest Control Association (BPCA)
Ian has an extensive career in membership organisations including charities, professional bodies and trade associations covering all aspects of both individual and corporate membership propositions. He is passionate about driving professionalism in the sectors he has served and has worked extensively in both professional and vocational qualifications. Outside of work, Ian enjoys hillwalking, typically on the North Yorkshire Moors or back home in Scotland and has done a couple of long-distance walks including St Cuthbert’s Way and Hadrian’s Wall.

Marius Coulon

Council member
Managing Director, National Association of Wheeled Bin Washers (NAWBW)

Vickie Hacking

Council member
Principal Advisor, Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
David Garcia

David Garcia

Deputy Chair and Director
Deputy Chair, British Cleaning Council, Treasurer and Vice-President of BCC member the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA).
David has been in the industry for almost 50 years and was the founder and former Chairman of Polaris Plastics, which is one of the UK’s leading providers of refuse sacks and bin liners to the away from home market. David has been an active member of the CHSA for many years. He is the driving force behind the CHSA undergraduate bursary scheme. At David’s instigation, the CHSA awards bursaries to the children of employees of CHSA members who successfully apply. He is also responsible for the annual gala ball, a hugely popular event at which association members generously raise significant funds for charity. David has been closely associated with BCC council for a number of years and was elected Deputy Chair in 2023.

Denise Hanson

Commercial Director, British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)
With over 30 years’ experience in the cleaning industry, Denise Hanson, FBICSc, C.Env.Cln, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the BICSc portfolio. Denise is experienced in successful multi-site mobilisations, in time and cost critical environments and with a career that spans hotels, facilities services for local government, MOD, major food retail, shopping centres, cleanroom and blue-chip office facilities. As Commercial Director for BICSc, Denise oversees the development and delivery of new courses, ensures the validity of the BICSc offering and works with clients to deliver effective solutions to their issues. The cleaning industry has provided an interesting and diverse career and Denise sees her role with BICSc as an opportunity to help build the steps to allow others to progress in their careers within cleaning and facilities.

Andrew Baillie

Council member
Executive Member of the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE-FM)
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Dave Wheadon

Council member
CEO of the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA)
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David Stevens

Council member
Director of the Textile Services Association (TSA)

John Reid

Council member
Secretary, British Chemicals Association (BCA)

Mark Delamere

Council member
Director and Company Secretary, Domestic Cleaning Alliance (DCA)
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Simon Hollingbery

Company Secretary, British Cleaning Council
Simon Hollingbery started working for the London Borough of Croydon in September 1974. He transferred to Reading Borough Council in June 1979 and has held various roles since then, including as a Building Cleaning Services Manager in 1992. In 1993 he joined the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) as a very junior member, going on to become Southern Area Chairman as well as National Deputy Chairman. On the retirement of then ABCD Chairman Ken Baxter from Wigan, Simon became Chairman of the ABCD and automatically became a Director on the Board of the British Cleaning Council (BCC). When Doug Cooke became BCC Chairman he was very keen to achieve two things: to move the Cleaning Show to London from the NEC Birmingham and to have somebody from the public sector become BCC Chairman. Doug succeeded on both counts and Simon was honoured to become the first person from the public sector to become BCC Chairman. As Simon came to the end of his term, his successor Stan Atkins of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) requested that he become the Company Secretary of the BCC, a position Simon has held for the last five years.
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Jim Melvin

Immediate Past Chairman and Director
Former Master of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC), Immediate Past Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, board director for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA)
Jim had a career in professional football, including coaching football at Wycombe Wanderers FC, and had also worked in the cleaning and hygiene industry, which he returned to in 1996. He has now been involved in the industry in a number of positions, in total for a period of 35 years. In that time, he has gained significant experience and promotion rising from Branch Management to Group CEO of The Exclusive Services Group Limited. Jim joined the WCEC in 2001 before being invited on to the Court of Assistants and served as Master in 2023-24. He is a board director for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and is the immediate past chairman of the British Cleaning Council having been appointed as Chairman in July 2021. He has been strenuously lobbying Government for industry recognition along with success in gaining the much-needed Cleaning Hygiene Operative Apprenticeship. He is also part of the drive to ensure that the industry All Party Parliamentary Group moves forward and achieves its strategic aims. Jim is known as being extremely passionate about the delivery of service and detail in his approach to working with clients and staff, and has experience of working in many market sectors working alongside a great many prestigious and blue-chip clients. He is a fervent advocate that cleaning and hygiene colleagues are both socially and culturally accepted as being professionals in their field of expertise and remains determined to affect change. Jim is a family man and he loves spending time with family including his two grandsons Alexander and Jack. In his spare time, Jim enjoys travelling and is an avid football fan, continuing to hold a season ticket at Glasgow Celtic FC in Scotland. He also continues to enjoy drumming and plays in a Bucks based covers band.
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Paul Thrupp

Executive Council Member of the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) and a Past Chairman of the BCC
Paul is an experienced former operational director with exceptional skills in respect of customer service, people, financial management and building strong relationships. Paul is a Past Chairman of the BCC, an Executive Council Member of the Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) and a member of the HSE Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum (CILF). Paul retired from OCS in 2024 having joined in January 1977 and he is a highly experienced operator with a strong financial and industry knowledge. Paul believes that good people are required to achieve the best results and fosters a great team ethic across the business.
Angela Jaquiss

Angela Jaquiss

Council member
Angela Jaquiss became a member of the UK Housekeepers Association (UKHA) when it was set up in 1985. She has represented the UKHA at BCC meetings since 1991, initially as Deputy National Secretary and from 2015 - 2018 as National Secretary. Since then, Angela has represented the National Chair at all BCC meetings.

Kim Phillips MBE

Council member
Representing the Association of Building Cleaning DSPS (ABCD)
Kim served as National Chairperson of BCC member the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) for seven years, was Head of Catering and Facilities Services at Rotherham Council and a BCC director. She was recognised in the New Year’s Honours list in 2022 for public service after supporting communities within the borough of Rotherham, including during the Covid-19 crisis.
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Simon Keeping

Council member
Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC)
Simon has been in the cleaning industry for 20 years, since joining Kärcher UK as Managing Director. During this time he has also led Kärcher businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Simon is passionate about utilising technology to improve productivity, recognising the challenges we face in recruiting and retaining cleaning operatives. He is also a strong believer in investing in the training and development of staff, enabling them to develop their talents to be the best they can be.
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Raymond Martin

Council member
Managing Director, British Toilet Association (BTA)
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Jason Grimsley

Media Manager, British Cleaning Council
Jason has nearly 30 years experience in media, public relations and communications. He is a successful former journalist, which included spells as Assistant News Editor at one of the UK's biggest provincial newspapers and as an online producer at ITN News. His PR experience includes working at some of the UK's biggest local councils and as an Account Manager at one of Manchester's foremost PR agencies, during which time he specialised in government and business PR. He has been the BCC's media manager since 2019. Jason's qualifications include a degree in history, a post-graduate qualification in journalism and a diploma in PR.
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